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Events, Fireworks, Fundraising

Fireworks 2022

Thank you to all our friends and family who we invited to this years’ event for coming along and helping to support the unit. We hope that next year we can return to our full size event but for now, have a read about what we got up to! You can also check out our […]

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Community, Events

Operation Feather

Following the death of HM The Queen, Patron of the Scout Association, nearly 200 Scouts aged 18-25 were called up to support the Lying-in-State. WWESU Leaders Carina and Ellie were chosen to help – read on to hear more.

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Camping, DofE, Summer Camp

The WWESU Summer RoundUp

CHAMBOREE This Summer, WWESU headed to Cheshire for the Cheshire International Jamboree. Chamboree is a week long camp attended by scouts from around the world.  A group of just under 50 Explorers huddled in the middle of the Scout park car park, bright and early during the summer holidays could only mean one thing, It […]

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Camping, Hiking, Water Activities

Easter Camp 2022: Pembrokeshire

THURSDAY Bright and early on Thursday, the usual pre-camp prep begins at Scout Park. A system that has become very efficient over the years means we soon had wheels rolling after throwing bags into trailers, and hooking up canoe trailers to buses. The journey to the Welsh coast ended as we pulled into St Brides, […]

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Camping, Hiking

Winter Camp 2022

FRIDAY Eagerly awaiting an exciting weekend, Explorers flooded into Scout Park on Friday afternoon ready to head off to the Peak District. After Lateral Flow tests, kit organisation and trailer packing, 3 minibuses rolled out of Scout Park, ready to hit the roads. Over 200km and 40 Burger King meals later, we arrived at Consall […]

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Hiking, Scouting Skills

Scotland Highland Expedition

Led by our very own Mountain Leader, John, nine of our senior Explorers undertook an exhilarating five-day expedition to Scotland over the autumn half-term, with stunning landscapes, breathtaking views of the Highlands and some very damp kit by the end of it! Read on to find out how they got on. DAY 1 The trip […]

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Camping, Scouting Skills

Autumn Camp 2021

This year’s Autumn Camp took us to Danemead Scout Campsite in Hertfordshire. We took a spin on the traditional WWESU style Autumn camp, ditching the comfort of minibuses and making our way to our Survival Camp via train and night hike…. Friday After a staggered congregation at Scout Park, we headed off to Bowes Park […]

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Camping, Hiking

Snowdonia Hillwalking Trip

After over 15th months since our last camp, we were all delighted when the NYA announced residential trips of up to 6 people could commence again. In true WWESU fashion, the minibus was acquired; the plans and risk assessments were submitted and in less than a week after the COVID rules were relaxed, 4 of […]

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Hiking, Wild Camping

T1 Permit Assessments: Snowdonia

A few weekends ago, we were back in Snowdonia, exploring the beautiful hills of the National Park once again. However, this time, two of our Explorers, Freddy and Oscar, and one of our Leaders, Livia, had been preparing for an assessment. The T1 Scout permit would allow them to lead groups up many of the […]

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Camping, DofE, Water Activities

DofE Expeditions 2021

This summer, 25 Explorers across six Duke of Edinburgh teams took to the River Severn for their practice and qualifying expeditions. Over the course of their week-long adventure, teams were able to overcome the challenges of self-sufficiency and build on their teamwork and leadership skills, whilst exploring the beauty of the Severn by canoe. Keep […]

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